Commentary from Joan Swirsky. Its a very long piece, and I've excerpted a few paragraphs here. Make the jump and read the whole thing.The Philadelphia Bulletin
Mr. Know Nuthin’
In spite of the fact that the president of the United States is supposed to be the most informed person on the face of the earth, when the most dramatic opposition to his policies took place on Tax Day, April 15, his press secretary, Robert (Baghdad Bob) Gibbs, said that the president was “unaware” of the Tea Party tsunami.
In Internet lingo, this was a huge LOLOL! Of course President Obama knew. That is why the day before the Tea Parties, on April 14, he went into full campaign mode to tell students at Georgetown U. how peachy keen things were; why he sent his Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to echo the message to students at Morehouse U., and why the White House blast e-mailed and blast-faxed its left-wing media lackeys the Talking Points they hoped would kill the damned Tea Party movement in its infancy.
But the Obama and Bernanke speeches failed, as did all those media Talking Points. That is not to say that the so-called journalists of the so-called mainstream media — the same media that are dying on the vine every day — were silent. So terrified are they of Democracy in Action that they tripped over themselves, and each other, in a failed effort to diminish the impact of this national movement and to vilify its participants. Fox News, however, gave the Tea Parties 24-7 coverage and garnered the kind of sky-high ratings that every news organization dreams about.I understand why the president was clueless. After all, a United States president is a busy man.
He can’t possibly know of everything going on in our country, especially when he is hard at work:
• Bowing fawningly to the terrorist-funding King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
• Sharing a strangely intimate finger-entangled greeting with the American-loathing Marxist president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez
• Sitting mutely through a 90-minute American-bashing screed by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega
• Sending love notes (uh, “outreach” messages) to the America-reviling president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
• Sending his sell-out-Israel emissaries to the America-hating president of Syria, Bashar Assad
• Making sweet overtures to Cuba’s tyrant Raul CastroAnd generally apologizing to our enemies for what he believes is America’s “arrogance” and “divisiveness.”
But something unexpected happened to our neophyte president on the way to shoving his socialist swill down the throats of the American public. They rejected it. In a recent article, “Obama’s Incurable Nausea,” I described why leftists routinely throw up. It is because anything that suggests American exceptionalism, respect for our military, adherence to our Constitution, small government, low taxes and free-market capitalism makes them sick, and the only thing that relieves their chronic nausea is, well, vomiting on America.
But “unlike the Left, who own the protest movement” says writer and publisher Judi McLeod: “Tea Party patriots did not scream obscenities or insult the very men and women who make it possible for [protests] to happen every day in America — the courageous U.S. troops and their allies in Afghanistan and Iraq.” Instead, they “sported tea bags on their lapels [and] waved the Stars and Stripes … something that Barack Obama cannot or will not do for America: show pride in being part of what is the greatest nation on earth! Even as the Obama regime cripples the country’s economy; even though Obama bagman George Soros gloated at the human suffering in the current recession, calling it ‘the culmination of my lifetime,’ patriots were taking their country back!”
Writing that the DHS document — declaring protesters de facto domestic terrorists — “reads like a declaration of war against decent American citizens,” radio-host Dr. Laurie Roth, who spoke before 3,500 Tea Party attendees in Spokane, predicts that “the nation has started its wake-up call. We are all fed up to our gills and done being just angry while watching our government violate our Constitution, tax us to death, steal from future generations, and continue to march against our freedoms! This is just the beginning!”
And in a wonderful recounting of the original Boston Tea Party of 1773, writer Lee Cary — in a clear allusion to the Obama administration being “unaware” of the modern-day Tea Parties of April 15 — sardonically quips that the “Parliament didn’t get the last Tea Party either.”
“Deliberative legislative bodies,” Mr. Cary continues, “tend, then and now, to be dismissive when the people express an opinion they, the ruling class, don’t share. When asked to comment on the April 15, 2009 Tea Parties across America, Press Secretary Robert (Baghdad Bob) Gibbs, said, in essence,
‘The people just don’t appreciate all the things the Crown has done for them.’
”Referring to the current Tea Parties, Patriot Post proprietor, Mark Alexander said: “The Tea Party of 1773 was a tactical event, but … as more Patriots across the nation take a lesson from our Founders, and make the leap from tactical skirmishes to a unified strategic front, protests will become far more focused and effective.”
And after ToThePointNews.com
’s Dr. Jack Wheeler and his wife watched Tea Party demonstrations around the country, he wrote: “We’re going to have our country back again. There is hope for America after all. We wanted to believe this, but our faith had been profoundly shaken by the act of mass insanity last Nov. 4. Now we could see with our own eyes — America is coming to its senses. The tea parties will continue. Wait till you see how many more of them and how bigger they are on July 4.”
But, Dr. Wheeler warns, “One thing you can count on, the patriotic rejection of [Obama’s] fascism is not going to fade, it is going to grow … in an endless stream, for the people providing them are compulsively fascist in a religiously fanatical way. Fascism is their religion.”
Tough words until you consider that Mr. Obama’s FBI was covertly doing surveillance at each Tea Party throughout the nation, according to Douglas J. Hagmann, director of www.canadafreepress.com
, and its founding editor, Ms. McLeod. In a chilling commentary, the authors describe the following:“…a single-page confidential directive issued by the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC (FBIHQ) was sent to each of the 56 field offices located across the United States on or about March 23, 2009, instructing the Special Agents in Charge (SACs) of those offices to verify the date, time and location of each Tea Party within their region and supply that information to FBI headquarters in Washington. The source stated this correspondence termed the Tea parties ‘political demonstrations,’ and added that the dissemination of the directive was very tightly controlled.
“In addition to obtaining or confirming the location and time of each ‘demonstration,’ each field office was instructed to obtain or confirm the identity of the individual(s) involved in the actual planning and coordination of the event in each specific region, and include the local or regional Internet web site address, if any. The information collected by region was then reportedly sent to FBI Headquarters.“... [a] second directive was issued on or about April 6, 2009, that reportedly instructed each SAC to coordinate and conduct, either at the field office level and/or with the appropriate resident agency, covert video surveillance and data collection of the participants of the Tea Parties. Surveillance was to be performed from ‘discreet fixed or mobile positions’ and was to be performed ‘independently and outside of the purview of local law enforcement.’”
“Listen to what I am saying,” said Mr. Hagmann’s source. “The Department of Homeland Security Intelligence Assessment that is receiving so much attention is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, and the true patriotic citizens of this country are on the Titanic.”
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